Infoblox: Networking and Security Teams Must Join to Build for a World that Never Stops

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  April 24, 2023

Today’s businesses adopt new ways to remain competitive, and one of those ways is to adopt hybrid and multi-cloud environments. This is a strategy that cannot be avoided because, again, businesses must stay competitive (and cloud-oriented, typically) if they are to be successful.

That said, adopting hybrid and multi-cloud environments expand the attack surface. An expanded attack surface means there is more ground to cover, and it is difficult for security teams to detect and respond to attacks. Also, an expanded attack surface creates more entry points for bad actors to enter a company’s network.

These bad actors become more sophisticated where even companies that claim to have the “enterprise-grade” security measures in place fall victim to attacks. In fact, 60% of organizations have experienced at least one data breach in the last 12 months with an average $2 million loss per event due to these breaches, according to Infoblox's 2023 Global State of Cybersecurity report.

Now, here’s the question: What do security teams need to do to lower that 60% to where most enterprises are safe from any attack?

Infoblox (News - Alert), the company that delivers a simplified, cloud-enabled networking and security platform for improved performance and protection, has taken a strong position on why networking and security teams must join forces in the fight against cybercrime.

When security and networking team up, tighter security does not slow down businesses, and faster networking reduces cyberthreats. With this strategy, Infoblox helps businesses optimize their cloud journey more securely and enables digital experiences anywhere. As Infoblox states, it’s “building for a world that never stops.”

Scott Harrell, Infoblox’s CEO, has summarized it best on how joining forces is a strategy that needs to be adopted against cybercrime:

“By bringing NetOps and SecOps teams together with shared visibility, data context, automation and control, they can prevent malware communications and pinpoint the source of threats, taking the performance and protection to new heights,” said Harrell.

In agreement with Harrell, this is indeed a way to gain better visibility on the expanded attack surface, ultimately preventing attacks before they happen (especially with new techniques emerging from bad actors). One such technique is through the use of lookalike domains, targeting every sector and playing a key role in complex cyberattacks (such as those used to bypass MFA (News - Alert) measures).

To counter that, Infoblox also unveiled its new Lookalike Domain Monitoring capability. This identifies sites attempting to impersonate company brands that are increasingly used to deceive partners and customers with phishing, malvertising and similar attacks.

“Attacks are increasing in sophistication and prevalence, making specialized solutions not just nice to have, but necessary to secure enterprises and their users," said Harrell. “We are a DNS Security vendor that aims to protect against the use of lookalike domains by attackers.”

Infoblox continues to show its commitment to helping build more responsive networks. With the Lookalike Domain Monitoring capability as well as the strategy of having SecOps and NetOps work together, enterprises will keep up with the pace of digital transformation, detect hidden threats and stop attacks earlier.

Edited by Alex Passett
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